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Global issues under spotlight in latest issue of AMBS magazine

The productivity puzzle, the future of capitalism, and the risks of global supply chains, are among the subjects that come under the spotlight in the latest issue of the Alliance MBS magazine.

In our keynote interview former Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane, who has joined Alliance MBS as an Honorary Professor, discusses how productivity, skills and devolution are key to the levelling up agenda. On a similar vein Professor Diane Coyle, theme lead for knowledge capital at The Productivity Institute which is headquartered at AMBS, also looks in depth at the productivity puzzle in the UK and at the wider crisis in capitalism.

Fahian Huq writes about the risk of disturbances to global supply chains and discusses how even before the pandemic struck there were growing concerns around the structure and interconnectedness of global supply chains. Talking of COVID-19, we also report on the continued work of academics from Alliance MBS who are spearheading the development of a new framework to design and implement recovery strategies in the wake of the pandemic.

Future of accounting

The latest issue also looks at the future of accounting and carries an in-depth interview with Professor Paolo Quattrone, the new Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk. He discusses the big issues facing the profession and says we are at “the beginning of a substantial change in the way in which not only investments, but the entire structure of capitalism, works in our society”.

Meanwhile we also report on how Alliance MBS and Audi UK have received international recognition for an executive education programme, and also take the opportunity to profile our DBA, interviewing four professionals from very different backgrounds who have found the course a truly enriching experience.

We also look at how our Data Visualisation Observatory is helping develop new data models for a range of organisations and businesses, and also report on how The University of Manchester was recently recognised as the world’s number one university in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings which measure impact in forwarding the aims of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Read issue 8 of the Magazine.